Principal / Senior Engineer - Water - Birmingham

Arcadis Llp
03 Dec 2017
02 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior / Principal Engineer ? Water


The Exciting Opportunity

If you?re looking for a role as a Principal Engineer and wishing to develop your career and are ambitious to achieve your career potential, read on. Join our Water Utilities team in Birmingham as a Senior/Principal Engineer (grade dependent on qualifications and experience) and we?ll make sure you get the experience and personalised learning support you need to take your career as far as you want it to go.

Our Water and Utilities team is involved in some of the UK?s most complex and stimulating projects that are diverse and technically demanding. We have an enviable reputation in the delivery of such schemes and are working closely with some of the UK?s most established and recognisable utilities and water management organistaions, undertaking a vast array of projects to enhance the UK?s water environment.

Overview of Role

Reporting to the Project Director, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of project-related tasks to meet budget, time-frame and quality targets, meeting or exceeding client expectations, promoting and marketing all facets of Arcadis' services during interfaces with clients and other sectors and disciplines, contributing towards the achievement of the divisional business plan and building networks within the industry

Your Day-to-Day

  • Performing required activities associated with projects (investigation, analysis and design) in line with client and Arcadis specifications, national standards and codes of practice
  • Managing the preparation of reports and other project documentation and ensuring that all documentation is current, accurate and in compliance with Arcadis and legislative requirements
  • Ensuring effective communication with clients and in the project team and stakeholders on matters relevant to the project
  • Managing teams of engineers, environmentalists and economists
  • Leading the resolution of technical issues on projects and providing technical guidance to other team members
  • Working in collaboration with other design disciplines to ensure the integrity of the overall design
  • Reviewing completed engineering work to ensure accuracy and quality of deliverables
  • Managing the commercial aspects of projects
  • Developing innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and behavior
  • Building a profile in the industry and keeping up-to-date with innovations and developments
  • Being familiar with, and compliant with, relevant H&S regulations and to promote a culture of awareness within the team
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as required from time to time by your manager or Arcadis

What you have to Offer

  • Degree in Civil Engineering or similar numerical discipline
  • Chartered Engineer status and membership of a professional institution such as ICE or CIWEM
  • PRINCE II project management qualification desirable
  • UK Water and Environment sector, ideally working with the Environment Agency, Canal & River Trust and/or water companies
  • In depth technical design experience in civil and/or structural engineering and good analytical skills
  • Effective management of projects involving multi-disciplinary design teams
  • Commercial management of projects
  • Good communication and people skills


ARCADIS is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. ARCADIS differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate ?2.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please visit: ***************.

Arcadis UK now incorporates the Hyder and EC Harris brands.

What We Offer:

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career. In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Stakeholder Pension matched to 8%
  • Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Annual Leave, with option to purchase additional days
  • Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid
  • Tax Free Season Ticket Loan
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme, including Cycle to Work and Childcare Vouchers
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Birthday Vouchers
  • Long Term Service Awards
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make
  • For some levels, Company Car/Car Allowance

Opportunities like this are rare. Don?t miss out on a chance to put yourself in a place where great things can happen. Get in touch now to let us know that you?re interested in making a move.

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